Legal Aid Agency (LAA)
Find out if you can get legal aid, which can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal if you can’t afford it
Legal aid helps pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court - see if you can claim
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How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.
Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).
Clients applying for criminal legal aid application: main application form (CRM14), eForm CRM14, financial statement (CRM15) client details (CRM1).
Exceptional case funding (ECF) form, provider information pack (inquests and non-inquests) and funding guidance.
Controlled work application forms: representation - CW2 (IMM), extension of disbursement limit - CW3C (IMM), review of refusal - CW4 (IMM).
Includes rates calculator and guidance for claims in civil matters.
A statement of your earnings, including overtime, bonus or commission, for the last 3 months.
Controlled work form: for when advising parents or those with parental responsibility for a child under section 31 proceedings.
Forms for solicitors and advocates to claim back legal aid costs for confiscation proceedings.
Use this letter to get evidence of any illness, physical or mental harm caused by domestic violence, if you're applying for legal aid.
Form for claiming back magistrates' and Crown Court costs.
Form for claiming back dismissed defendant's magistrates' court costs of £2000 or less excluding disbursements.
Use this sample letter to get evidence from an organisation providing domestic violence support services (including refuges) if you're applying for legal aid for a divorce or separation.
Apply for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship.
Controlled work forms for extension requests on hourly rates and graduated fee cases in immigration/asylum and non-immigration matters.
Collect client details, and details of capital and income, for submission to the Legal Aid Agency in criminal legal aid applications.
Forms and checklists to submit escape fee case claims under the 4 different categories.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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